When the heart is overwhelmed with sorrow, flooded by the issues of life, are you prepared? Being prepared allows you to escape a mighty stronghold. According to the wisdom of King Solomon, “By the sorrows of the heart, the spirit is broken” (Proverbs 15:13). When grief clenches the heart, it drains the body. The countenance becomes low and leaves one feeling despondent, dispirited and alone. Because the body and the mind are so fitly joined, the body responds to the troubled mind. As a result, it slowly weakens under the grief.
Proverbs 18:14 says, “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” In such a season the heart must receive and the ear must seek knowledge. “Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul, O my God, I trust in thee: Turn thee unto me, and have mercy up on me, for I am desolate and afflicted” (Psalm 25:12,16 KJV).
Kneeling, be it in spirit or on bending knees, humbles you before the Lord. The Lord honors the humble, according to His Word, He will lift you up. In order to be lifted, or to have fellowship with God, we must hear. Our spiritual ear must be trained to hear the voice of God even in our brokenness.
Brokenness has a tsunami effect on the human body. It tosses and turns your life, often using the pathway of the mind to cause great disturbances, causing interruption to an otherwise settled and peaceful condition.
When life hits like a tsunami, listen. Hear what the Spirit says to your heart. From this book you receive the word of knowledge as the Holy Spirit inspires it. You will come to know to whom you should listen, what to listen for, and how to apply the knowledge instilled within you .